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Search of home reveals drugs, $10K

January 17, 2019

A Key West man was arrested on Monday after deputies executed a search warrant on his home and found more than 12 pounds of marijuana and $10,000 in cash. Thomas John Davis, 54, was charged...more

Firefighters save dog named Joker from house fire

January 17, 2019

DELAND — Firefighters in Florida saved a dog overcome by smoke during a house fire. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that no one was home when the fire broke out about 8:30 a.m....more

Sheriff’s deputy resigns after fight at Florida strip club

January 17, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH — A Florida sheriff's deputy has resigned after being arrested on charges that he battered a couple at a strip club. An internal affairs report says 33-year-old Dwight Robinson...more

Student charged with claiming to have gun at school

January 17, 2019

DELTONA — Authorities say a Florida high school student was arrested after telling a teacher he had a gun to get her attention. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the 18-year-old...more

Pharm tech charged with grand theft

January 17, 2019

A Key West pharmacy technician was arrested on Tuesday after she allegedly stole 18 Percocet pills while working at Walgreen’s on Big Pine Key.Jennifer Christine Forehand, 48, is charged with grand theft of a controlled substance.According to the report, a loss prevention manager noticed the pills were missing using Walgreen’s medication tracking...more

January 17, 2019

“Key West is too lax when it comes to laws pertaining to bicycles with no lights. The laws need to be enforced big time when dusk approaches, the bicycles need to have a wide beam headlight and a vibrant taillight for drivers to see them when approaching to avoid any unnecessary accidents. Don’t rely on street lamps. They are too dim and depth perception is limited. A lot of laws need to be...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Board to decide if FPL must factor in canals

January 16, 2019

HOMESTEAD — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point should consider alternatives to its cooling canal system as a condition of...more

Business district draws mixed response

January 16, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Like creative art itself, the concept for a proposed “Morada Arts Business District” in Islamorada seems to foster a wide range of interpretations.A lengthy and occasionally heated...more

Cozy showcase of creativity

January 16, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Nature provides the shade for the popular Art Under the Oaks show on Plantation Key, returning for its 36th year on Saturday, Jan. 19. More than 100 vendors will offer original...more

Hair business keeps growing

January 16, 2019

TAVERNIER — Lou Ann Buschlen never had a doubt about her career.“I started cutting hair when I was 14 years old. That was a sign,” she laughed.“It erupted in me early. I was asking people to let...more

Editorials

Wonderful to see Wounded Warriors support

January 16, 2019

Wounded Warrior cyclists were warmly received by an exuberant crowd of well-wishers and grateful students in front of Coral Shores High School during the first rest stop of their trek through the...more

Cheers and Jeers

January 12, 2019

Cheers: to Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, Reef Relief and others for bringing the sunscreen issue to the Key West City Commission for review. The proposed ordinance will prohibit the sale of any...more

Cheers and Jeers

January 5, 2019

Cheers: to the City of Key West for adopting an ordinance to help curtail the unscrupulous business practices of cosmetic shops on Duval Street. By using a state law that prohibits anyone without...more

A look ahead to 2019, and hopes for future

January 1, 2019

As years go, 2018 was the “breather” we so desperately needed after Hurricane Irma leveled us in 2017. To have an entire hurricane season wash past us without any stress was welcome. For that...more

Sports

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Conchs snap five-game skid with 72-56 win against county rival ‘Canes

January 17, 2019

For the first time in 2019 the Key West High boys basketball team was on the winning side of the scoreboard, as a second-half surge powered the Conchs to a 72-56 victory on Tuesday night at...more

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady ‘Canes secure No. 2 seed in district tourney with 41-31 victory

January 17, 2019

CORAL SHORES 47 - WESTMINSTER 31 By sweeping the season series against Westminster Christian with a 47-31 victory on Tuesday night in Miami, the Coral Shores High girls basketball team secured...more

PREP WRESTLING: Conchs looking for different outcome in Region 8 Duals a year later at home

January 17, 2019

Last season the Florida High School Athletic Association instituted the State Duals wrestling championships, during which the Key West High program reached the Region 8 semifinals after claiming...more

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Lady ‘Canes mercy-rule Lions to open final week

January 16, 2019

In their final week of the regular season, the Coral Shores High School girls soccer team began with an 8-0 mercy-rule win over the Sagemont School Lions on Monday night at the Weston Regional...more